I have lived at Lewisville Estates for ten months. It was a major decision for me, coming from my own home of many years, to a smaller space and community setting. I have not once regretted the move. The staff is very accommodating; the residents are friendly and welcoming. When wanted or needed, activities are available. This is now Home!
Maintaining Your Health Back
Staying healthy while living at your senior living community is important. Whether you want to lose weight or switch to a healthier lifestyle, it is never too late to make simple changes in your day to day life that will enhance the quality of your life. Here are a few simple tips for staying healthy and enjoying life while living in your senior living community.
Eat a well-balanced diet – Eating and maintaining a well-balanced diet is important when improving your health. Eating a balanced diet helps to keep your organs performing well and helps to fight sickness as well as fatigue. It is important to reduce the amount of sweets and fatty foods you eat and increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat. It is okay to splurge on occasion, but decreasing the portions when you do will go a long way to helping you.
Never skip breakfast – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is vital to starting your day off right and giving yourself energy to get through the day. By eating a healthy breakfast every morning, you will decrease the chance of overeating at lunchtime. Make a quick bowl of oatmeal or have some fresh fruit. These options will keep you satisfied until lunchtime and you won’t feel guilty after eating them.
Drink plenty of water- Drinking a lot of water is the simplest, yet hardest task. Water keeps your body functioning properly and helps to keep you hydrated. That is especially important during the summer when the temperatures rise or when you are exercising.
Exercise regularly – Exercise is another important factor to staying healthy. Exercising regularly helps you to maintain a healthy weight and good overall health. Most senior living communities offer a gym or workout program, so it’s easy to get the recommended amount of daily exercise.
Cut out unhealthy habits like drinking and smoking – Maintaining a healthy diet also includes reducing or cutting out unhealthy habits altogether. The overall benefits to your health if you stop smoke and drinking are incredible and you will feel so much better.
Get plenty of sleep – Getting plenty of sleep will not only have you feeling refreshed in the morning, but will keep you healthy because sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. You’ll be able to function well in the mornings. Be sure to put your phone aside well before you go to sleep so it will not disrupt your sleep or keep you awake later than you want to be up. Following these simple steps can help you lead a healthy lifestyle and allow you to live life to the fullest.
When we arrived at Lewisville Estates ten months ago, we were quite apprehensive to begin a whole new way of life in our old age. However, we were warmly greeted by residents and staff alike. We were most pleasantly surprised with our new apartment and quickly settled into our new home. We have been very contented and happy here.
I like Lewisville Estates because all of the people are so friendly. The games are fun and there is always something to do. I enjoy going out to the garden and watching the fish and birds; some of us got to see a roadrunner. I had never seen one before so that was exciting. There is also a hummingbird and a green parakeet.
I am so blessed to be able to live in such a wonderful place as this for the past 21 months. The food is great, the staff is so helpful and friendly, and the other residents are great people. We have so many activities here so we never get bored or lonely. Another thing I enjoy here is the weekly housekeeping service; I don't have to clean the bathroom, vacuum, or change the bed linens anymore. I can enjoy all of the fun things and they take care of the work!
My mother has been a resident at Lewisville Estates for about four years and recently we had to move her because she needed more care. It was regrettable that we had to move because we had grown to consider Lewisville Estates home. That is about the greatest compliment I can give to the staff at Lewisville Estates and the management at Tarantino Properties. Home is a place where one can feel comfortable, at peace and surrounded by loving, caring people. We found that at Lewisville Estates and are very grateful to every person there.